The Bollywood superstar Shahid Kapoor is all set for the release of his upcoming flick “Jersey” which also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur in important roles. It is a remake of 2019 released Telugu movie of the same title that was a big hit on the box-office and starred Nani and Shraddha Srinath in lead roles. Shahid Kapoor starrer movie is scheduled to release on 31st December 2021 and after watching the trailer, many are expecting it to be a blockbuster.
Shahid Kapoor’s last movie was “Kabir Singh” which was also a remake of hit Telugu movie “Arjun Reddy”. “Kabir Singh” touched the Rs. 200 crore mark on the box-office and Shahid Kapoor also got praised for his intense acting however it also attracted some controversies due to the controversial subject of the film.
But do you know that there have been some great scripts which Shahid Kapoor rejected? In this article, we are going to tell you about some of them which Shahid refused to do and they went on to become blockbusters.
“Rockstar” and “Jab We Met” both were directed by Imtiaz Ali and it is being said that Shahid was the first choice for “Rockstar” but when he was given a choice between both the movies, he chose to go with “Jab We Met”. Though “Rockstar” was not a very big hit, it was certainly a game-changer for Ranbir Kapoor as his performance was loved by audiences.
2. Rang De Basanti:
Rang De Basanti is one of the most popular and most loved movies, especially among the youngsters and it starred Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Kunal Kapoor, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan and others in important roles. You will be surprised to know that Shahid Kapoor was first offered the role which was played by Siddharth in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s directed film and in an interview, Shahid said that he regret not doing it despite the fact that he cried while reading the script.
3. The Reluctant Fundamentalist:
Directed by Mira Nair, 2012 released “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” which was an international movie was rejected by Shahid Kapoor because he had signed “Mausam” which turned out to be a flop on the box-office.
This 2013 released Aanand L. Rai directed movie starred Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles and it was a big hit on the box-office. Dhanush who is a very famous southern movie star made his debut in Bollywood with this flick but he was not the first choice for “Raanjhanaa”. As per reports, Shahid Kapoor was first offered the lead role but he refused to work in the film.
5. Bang Bang:
Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer “Bang Bang” which was a remake of Hollywood movie “Knight And Day” performed average on the box-office but it was certainly liked by fans of Hrithik and Katrina. The director of the movie Siddharth Anand first offered the role to Shahid Kapoor before Hrithik Roshan but the former rejected it.
Do you think we missed any movie in the list? Let us know.
We also wish luck to Shahid Kapoor for his upcoming movie “Jersey”.